The online kick-off meeting of the project COPA EUROPE ‘Collaborative Platform for trAnsmedia storytelling and cross channel distribution of EUROPEan sport events’ was held on the 16th and 17th of November 2020. The COPA EUROPE consortium consists of 9 partners from 5 European countries and 1 associated country and is coordinated by Wordline, the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry.
COPA EUROPE’s consortium is formed by a well-balanced group of SMEs, industrial partners , and research technology organisations , that provide mul-tiple and complementary technological and research expertise to cover the full spectrum of innovation activities forseen envisaged in the project. The industrial partners involved in the project are amongst the leading and most innovative organisations in their sectors in Europe and worldwide.
COPA EUROPE aims to address the exploding demand for non-linear sports consumption (live and eSports) by leveraging Over-the-Top (OTT) sports media services and combining it them with new set of media technologies that will democratise the consumer experience, enable cost-sensitive live video from anywhere, and personalise the distribution to change the experience of each viewer individually. COPA EUROPE will deliver a cloud-based infrastructure for harvesting, accommodating, transmitting , and distributing digital media with regard to sport and competitive events, including the infrastructure needed to allow content creators and producers of live coverage to react to live outcomes, via innovative workflows. The project will last for 3 years and it is expected to be completed in October 2023.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 957059.